Sunday Devotional: ‘Before the Lord the whole universe is as a grain’

Wisdom 11:22-12:2

Before the LORD the whole universe is as a grain from a balance
or a drop of morning dew come down upon the earth.
But you have mercy on all, because you can do all things;
and you overlook people’s sins that they may repent.
For you love all things that are
and loathe nothing that you have made;
for what you hated, you would not have fashioned.
And how could a thing remain, unless you willed it;
or be preserved, had it not been called forth by you?
But you spare all things, because they are yours,
O LORD and lover of souls,
for your imperishable spirit is in all things!
Therefore you rebuke offenders little by little,
warn them and remind them of the sins they are committing,
that they may abandon their wickedness and believe in you, O LORD!

“Before the Lord the whole universe is as a grain….”

Do you want to see how our Earth, that tiny blue marble in our solar system, compares to other bodies in the Universe?

Here are some visual aids (source: BabaMail):

Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament showeth His handiwork.

Try to imagine the truly awesome, mind-boggling Being who created all this — this unimaginably vast Universe that our puny human pea-brain can’t even begin to grasp or comprehend.

And yet atheists declare there is no God and that this Universe happened willy nilly, just by accident. “There is no God” is a categorical universal negative, like the assertion “There is no unicorn,” the truth of which is dependent on the atheist having examined every place, every nook, every cranny in the unimaginably vast Universe to definitively preclude the existence of God. That, of course, is an impossibility, which just goes to show how grandiose, illogical and stupid atheists are.

It is said that when St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), the towering intellect and theologian, was near death, he was given a glimpse of the Godhead. Humbled and awed, he whispered, referring to all of the many and brilliant works he had written in his lifetime: “All is straw.”

No wonder our Lord Jesus the Christ, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead who humbled Himself by incarnating as a flesh-and-blood man, instructed us that:

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:16)

And we are alive this morning in this glorious Universe!

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,


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1 year ago

And with Your Spirit, Amén. Lord, I bow before You in awe at you Creation! Thank You Dr. Eowyn from my heart, man and science are so insignificant and yet HE created Us.

1 year ago

The universe is almost unimaginably vast but there are good reasons not to accept the time/space suppositions of contemporary cosmology. For one, the most distant galaxies should appear to us as they were 14 billion years ago, amorphous masses of gas and dust, and yet they appear fully developed as if they came into being yesterday, impossible according to the cosmological “evolution” model. It is very clear that the universe had a beginning, it was created, the physical universe would have long since run down and dissipated into nothingness, because of the second law of thermodynamics, if it is was… Read more »

J F Lombardi
J F Lombardi
1 year ago

wow…what a great column this morning. truly inspirational. Thank you.

Lincoln Annie
1 year ago

Only God is permanent. He simply BE. Time is a brief dirt track alongside that Reality. We – you and I – blink on and then off, like sparks against darkness aping the night-heavens. We exist only because He wills us to do so.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
1 year ago

Thank you for such an inspiring lesson for today.